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Good Partners Homecare and Nursing offer bespoke home-care services, from a few hours to 24-hour care, so people can enjoy life, live safely at home, and be where they want to be.
A locally owned and operated organisation, Good Partners provides services across Southland, Otago, and Central Otago, to a range of clients from the elderly to babies. Registered nurses Janine and Ellie say the goal is to allow people to receive the best care possible at home, rather than in hospital or rest homes.
We have taken person-centred care to a new level by designing a bespoke flexible service to meet the needs of each client, with staff working in a small self-management team.
We assess what their needs are, together with their family and other health professionals, and match them with the right team. Janine said a huge part of the role as a nurse was building relationships with clients’ wider networks to establish the best way to meet their needs.
Janine and Ellie said they work with the client for the first few sessions or ongoing, deciding what support they need. Then they introduce other staff to work alongside them if necessary. We are holistic in our approach. As nurses, our day is not the same. It is the good old nursing services where the nurses provide all the services from clinical to nonclinical to the same client.
As an organisation, we have no managers, thus empowered to find creative solutions to make a real impact on our client’s life. The impact on our clients and their families immense.
Southland client Scotty Russell has been receiving support for two years after a car accident left him with a brain injury.
From trips to the swimming pool, archery, hospital, and physiotherapy appointments to personal care and housekeeping, Good Partners takes care of all his needs and realise the importance of getting him to integrate into the community.
“They are good people and are here whenever I need them, I just have to ask,’’ he said.
For more information, phone 0800-262-301 or visit www.goodpartners.co.nz